Up The Street

Connecting Your Vision and Team

August 30, 2011

It’s one thing for a community-benefit organization to have a vision. It’s quiet another to help your team keep it front and centre in their day to day work. This article explains eight brilliant, yet achievable ways to communicate your strategy to employees more effectively. These steps will not only help you communicate better but…

Telling Your Story

July 26, 2011

Watch this Andy Goodman presentation to see why good story telling is important. He explains many organizational stories are burdened with jargon, acronyms, technical language and statistics, until they are almost unrecognizable. Andy is quite clear that the problem is not that organizations do not have stories to tell, but that they are not being…

Reversing the Email Spiral

July 12, 2011

You will want to take a look at the “Email Charter” if you have not done so already. Created by Chris Anderson (of TED fame) it is an on-line crusade to fight back against the endless emails consuming everyone’s time.    Anderson hopes that these 10 simple rules will help to thin out overflowing inboxes. However,…

Congratulations to the Poverty Task Force

July 5, 2011

Congratulations to the Poverty Task Force of Guelph for their new Food Access Guide. This guide has been developed to help people access healthy food for themselves and their families. The Poverty Task Force is doing great work on behalf of those living in poverty and those working to support individuals in poverty.

Local Leadership Means Better Engagement

June 13, 2011

Leadership Guelph & Wellington is a different kind of leadership program. Participants entering the year long session develop their own personal leadership styles and practical leadership tools, such as conflict resolution and project management. During the year, program participants will discover the opportunities and challenges facing Guelph and Wellington County. More importantly, they will explore…

Goodbye Branding. Hello Stories.

June 8, 2011

This brilliant article from Fast Company has both good and bad news. First the bad news: in order for a company to thrive, its brand must die! The good news? A company will flourish when it shares its story! As many of you know, Pearl Street is passionate about helping others tell their story, so…

Congrats Community Resource Centre!

June 7, 2011

The Community Resource Centre (CRC) in Fergus is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. 25 years is a long time for an organization to stay relevant and connected to its community, and yet CRC has done this better than most. Today it delivers everything from early years programming, coaching services and even car rides for those…